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APSN

Established in 1976, Association for Persons with Special Needs (APSN) is a social service organisation providing special education for persons with mild intellectual disability (IQ 50-70). Today, APSN operates four Special Education (SPED) Schools (APSN Chaoyang School, APSN Katong School, APSN Tanglin School and APSN Delta Senior School) for students aged 7 to 21, an APSN Student Care Centre for children aged 7 to 18 and an APSN Centre for Adults for persons aged 16 and older, benefiting over 1,200 beneficiaries each year.

The APSN Schools and Centre adopt a holistic approach in its curriculum, comprising academic, vocational and social skills, which are important for open employment and lifelong learning. APSN seeks to enable persons with special needs to be active contributors of the society and is committed to inspire and build capabilities of its partners and community to lead and advocate an inclusive society.

To date, APSN’s growing database has more than 5,000 alumni members. The Association is constantly expanding its network to reach out to and understand the needs of its members to better support them.

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Email: hq@apsn.org.sg
Phone: 65 6479 6252
Address: 900 New Upper Changi Road, Singapore 467354

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Association for Persons with Special Needs (APSN) continues to champion its cause in the special needs community with the appointment of a New President

Following the 41st Annual General Meeting held on 30th September 2017, APSN elected Mr Tan Cheen Chong as the new President to lead the Board in carrying out the fiduciary duties and good governance of APSN as an Institute of Public Character. He will continue the new strategic directions set by the Board in 2016 in leading and advocating for inclusion especially for the special needs community as well as engaging and supporting the close to 5000 adults with special needs who had benefitted from the APSN schools and centre in the last 41 years. The Association will also be exploring new potential job pathways for the special needs community and enhancing the special education curriculum and take on research work to better serve persons with special needs.

Mr Tan takes over the reins from Mr Victor Tay who had served as the Association’s President for the past year. Mr Tay has been serving in APSN since 2009. The Board thanks Mr Tay for his 8 years of contributions and wishes him all the best in his future endeavours.

Taking the helm, Mr Tan is a technoprenuer with more than 20 years of experience in the IT industry and has worked in tech companies such as Microsoft, IBM, Novell and WordPerfect. He is currently the founder of a technology marketing company and is also a certified Mindfulness teacher, actively teaching mindfulness to both children and adults. He was previously the Chairperson for both the Infocomm Committee and the Community and Industry Partnerships Committee. Mr Tan will be assisted by newly-appointed Vice Presidents Ms Seet Chor Hoon and Mrs Ruby Cheah. We also have on board Mr Royce Seah as the newly-appointed Honorary Treasurer and Mr Gwee Sze Chuan as the Honorary Secretary.
 
APSN Board
President – Mr Tan Cheen Chong
Vice President – Ms Seet Chor Hoon
Vice President – Mrs Ruby Cheah
Hon Treasurer – Mr Royce Seah
Hon Secretary – Mr Gwee Sze Chuan
Members:
Ms Molly Ang, Mr Bill Bowman, Mr Chan Chee Keong, Mr Lee Chuan Bee, Mr Leonard Lim, Mr James Ng and Mr Arun Poojari
The President, Board and Management of APSN, look forward to your continued support and collaborations for the years ahead. Thank you.

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